The Neighbourhood Recreation Program (NRP) is a free, inclusive recreation program for children in Grades 1-6. Join our staff for crafts, games, activities and sports!

Note: Due to COVID-19, details on the 2020-2021 Neighbourhood Recreation Program will be announced at a later date.

2020 - 2021 dates

Dates for the upcoming school year are TBA.

2018 - 2019 Neighbourhood Recreation Program sites

Sites for the upcoming school year are TBA.




  • This is a registered program
  • You can register for once a week or three days a week.
  • To register call 625-8463.
  • Spaces are limited. If the date/site is full, please add your child to the waitlist.
  • We do have an attendance management policy in place, to help open spaces up. Information will be sent to you after registration.

Things to know

  • NRP is nut safe – any food sent from home must be nut safe.
  • Snack is provided each day.
  • Indoor shoes are required.  Participants will not be able to return to their classroom after the dismissal bell and need to bring their indoor shoes with them.
  • Parent/Guardian and/or Alternate Contact MUST be available to promptly pick up participants during program hours as required.
  • Safe Arrival - if a child will be absent, parents/guardians need to phone/text the site specialist prior to 2pm on the day of the absence.  If a participant is not signed in 10 minutes after the dismissal bell then Safe Arrival Procedures will be implemented which include contacting the police.
  • Safe Departure - participants in grades 1-3 must be picked up by a parent/guardian or sibling that is at least in grade 4, or another approved person that is 13 years or older.
  • If your child has a disability, we welcome them to come with a PSW or support can be provided through Junior Inclusion Services.

Staff and volunteers

All staff is trained in First Aid and the HIGH FIVE. HIGH FIVE supports the healthy development of children in recreation and sport.
To volunteer with NRP, or if you have any questions or concerns, email our Children And Youth Coordinator - Playgrounds or call 625-2954.

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Interested in being a part of our team?

If you are interested in applying to work in our Programs during the school year or as a part of our summer staff team, visit the City of Thunder Bay Jobs page for job descriptions and application forms.

Program Contact Information

Phone: (807) 625-2954


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